Monday Evening Marriage Talks

You are welcome to join us for a series of Monday evening talks at the St. Thomas More rectory offering practical advice for your marriage. There will be an opportunity to socialize after each talk.

How to Keep Marriage Interesting for a Lifetime
Monday, May 23 – 7:00 pm
Marriage is a long time to spend with one person. Join us and learn strategies and specific ideas for keeping marriage interesting for a lifetime.

The #1 Secret to Great Couple Communication
Monday, May 9 – 7:00 pm
Click here to view video of talk [41 minute talk + 12 minute Q&A]
Click here to read text of talk [summary]
Learn how the research on communication in marriage can help you communicate more openly and effectively with each other.

How to Make More Time for Each Other in Marriage
Monday, May 16 – 7:00 pm
Click here to view video of talk [33 minute talk + 17 minute Q&A]
“We spend no time together” is an all too frequent marriage complaint. Learn how couples can make more time for each other — and for fun — in their marriages.

Our presenter, Peter McFadden, has trained directly with Dr. John Gottman, the world’s leading researcher on marriage, and has worked with more than 5,000 couples over the past 18+ years.

All three talks will be held in the St. Thomas More rectory at 65 East 89th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Our past events:

Love is Creative — Not Critical
Sunday, March 13
Click here to view video of talk [35 minute talk + 12 minute Q&A]
Click here to read text of talk [as prepared]

Boredom is the leading cause of divorce for long-married couples. In this first talk, we will discuss how couples can build each other up over a lifetime together — and keep their shared life interesting.

Love is Joyful — in Good Times and in Bad
Sunday, March 20
Click here to view video of talk [46 minute talk + 3 minute Q&A]

In this second talk, we will discuss how couples can learn to cultivate joy in the day-to-day of married life, and maintain that feeling of “looking forward to seeing each other” — even when times are bad.

Love is Feeling Like You’re a Team
Sunday, March 27
Click here to view video of talk [45 minute talk + 15 minute Q&A]
In this final talk, we will discuss how couples can strive to be a “great team” in marriage and enjoy a deep sense of connection — even when overwhelmed with work and kids.